Aquatic invertebrates with emphasis on taxa with economic and cultural significance. Dramatic diversity, adaptation to environment, and evolutionary forces highlighted. Laboratories, field trips. Recommended: 10 credits biological science.
The course is intended to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to aquatic invertebrates with an emphasis on taxa with economic and cultural significance in the region. The class will expose students to the dramatic diversity of invertebrates and examine various mechanisms organisms employ to adapt to environmental conditions. Most of the content will focus on the morphology, life history and physiology of crustacea and molluscs.
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